Tuesday, January 24, 2006


So I lost a half a pound this week. It isn't great, but at least I'm still seeing downward movement and that is the way we want to go, right? The sucky thing is, I have work lunches three days this week! My office is above a restaurant, so everyone I work with uses it as an excuse to hold working lunches and they SUCK! I'm so sick of that restaurant I could puke. I can only eat a salad and a bowl of tomato soup so many days in a row, you know? There just aren't that many other healthy options. Feh.

So I've joined the Fat Fighters fitness challenge, which you can read about here. You should join! I'm going the Intermediate route, which I think should be fine. It's nice to have a goal to work toward that other people are working on as well. I guess that's the beauty of blogging. I have this great community of people who I can share my journey with and who are willing to share their journey with me. I just love reading about other people's successes. In fact I'm a little obsessed with it. I spend WAY too much time reading blogs right now. And other fitness type materials, which are ubiquitous in today's society. Lucky for me!

It's weird though, the minute I become less obsessed is the minute I fall of track. I know the boy sometimes gets annoyed (he must, right?) because I'm constantly spouting off about nutrition and working out and being picky about where we eat and whining about my blubber. My honestly, I have to live it this way. This journey, this project, has GOT to be top of mind every single day. It has to be my number 1 priority. Because if it's not, then it will fall by the wayside, and I'll start gaining. So right now, I think it's okay to be obsessed.


Wendy said...

Just visiting from Fat Fighters :) I feel the need to be obsessed right now too. That's just the way it needs to be for me right now to make the gym a habit again for me.

No blogger blog for me right now

I still have my blogger ID though :)

alea said...

Hey, a loss is a loss - even if it's only a small one. Congrats on your's!

Yes, I'm obsessed too. Very much so. I actually can't really afford the amount of time I'm spending on updating my blog plus reading everyone else's... My 'to do' list gets longer by the minute! But hey, reading blogs has become my latest addiction, and as long as it keeps me from the fridge and the kitchen cupboard that's fine. Because I totally agree, if I want to succeed I need to make that weightloss thing my top priority! If I don't think of it CONSTANTLY and put it in the back of my mind I'll lose sight of my goals and slack off... I guess, this is a healthy obsession. :)

Purl_Princess said...

Congrats on the loss - that's fantastic. Good for you for signing up for the fiteness challenge too!

alea said...

I've just signed up for the fitness challenge too... And that's only thanks to you! Cheers!

Jeni said...

Alea - I saw you signed up too, that's great! Thanks for stopping by everyone!